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From the Local to the Global Key Issues in Development Studies

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ISBN-10: 0745318126

ISBN-13: 9780745318127

Edition: 2003

Authors: Gerard McCann, Stephen McCloskey

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This is an introduction to concepts in development which are central to understanding the causes of poverty, inequality and injustice in developed and developing countries.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication date: 5/20/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Gerard McCann is a Senior Lecturer in International Studies at St Mary's University College (Queen's University, Belfast). He is Director of the Global Dimension in Education project and coordinates partnership initiatives with universities in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. He has written extensively on the European Union's development and education policies.

Stephen McCloskey is the Director of the Centre for Global Education, Belfast and editor of the journal Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review. His publications include Development Education in Policy and Practice (editor, 2014) and The East Timor Question: The Struggle for Independence from Indonesia, (2000), co-edited with Paul Hainsworth. He is currently leading development projects in the Gaza Strip and is chair of Cuba Support Group, Belfast.

Introduction: Whither Development in the Age of Globalisation?
Development Issues and Definitions
Measuring Development
The Colonial Legacy and the European Response
Towards the Globalisation of Justice: An International Criminal Court
Women and Development: Examining Gender Issues in Developing Countries
Aid and Trade
Perspectives on Aid: Benefits, Deficits and Strategies
Is Trade an Agent of Development?
Building a Global Security Environment
Debt and Poverty
Debt: Cancellation by Instalments
Child Poverty and Development
Education as an Agent of Social Change
The Global Cost of Development
Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Racism
The Environmental Costs of Development
Globalisation and Development: Charting the Future